Infectious diseases clinical

A.Y. 2020/2021
Overall hours
Learning objectives
The present course aims to educate students in terms of epidemiology, clinical manifestations and diagnostic approaches of a wide range of infectious diseases as well as preventive measures of diseases spread.
Expected learning outcomes
i) know how a patient's social history (travel, HIV risk factors, exposures) can have a significant impact on the differential diagnosis and management of infections;
ii) apply the principles of laboratory diagnostics and instrumental services;
iii) apply the basic principles of infection control, isolation procedures and management of health-care associated infections.
Course syllabus and organization

Single session

The lessons of the first semester from 21 September to 4 November 2020 were held in mixed mode:
in the classroom with a limited number of students, who have booked using their unified e-mail credentials through the "lessonsUnimi" app ( -degree / follow ...) and at the same time synchronously through the "Teams platform" for students not present; the lessons were also video-recorded to allow students unable for documented needs to follow them in sync.
From 5 November 2020 to 15 January 2021, face-to-face lessons have been suspended as per the Rector's Decree. Teaching continued remotely: the lessons were delivered through the Microsoft Teams platform, mostly in synchrony, almost always respecting the calendars approved for the current semester.
The lessons of the second semester will start in early March 2021 and will probably take place in mixed mode, with booking through the dedicated app, following the rules adopted in the first semester: in safety, in compliance with hygiene rules, with the use of PPE and observing the spacing.

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Course syllabus
Infections of the respiratory tract
I: upper respiratory tract infections and flu
II: community acquired pnemonia and health-associated pneumonia
III: tubercolosis
Infections of the gastrointestinal tract: enter
Infections of the liver and biliary tract
Infectious endocarditis
Infections from animals: brucellosis, toxoplasmosis, leptospirosis, Q fever
Infections of the Central Nervous System
I: meningitis
II: encephalitis
HIV Infection
I: epidemiology and pathogenesis
II: clinical manifestations
III: prevention and eradication
Herpetic Infections and Viral Exanthems
Health Associated Infections
Urinary Tract Infections
Sexually Transmitted Infections
Arthritis and Osteomyelitis
Skin and soft tissue infections: cellulitis, skin abscess, fasciitis, gangrene
Dengue, Ebola, Chikungunia, Zika
Leishmaniasis, Schistosomiasis, tripanosomiasis, echinococcosis
Fungal Infections
Fever of Unknown Origin
Principles of Antibiotic Therapy
Clinical Cases in Infectious Diseases
Prerequisites for admission
Students should have preliminary knowledge of anatomy, physiology, pathology, immunology and microbiology.
Teaching methods
Lectures with power point presentations which will be made available to students. The last lesson will be a presentation of interactive clinical cases.
Teaching Resources
Moroni-Esposito- Antinori, Malattie Infettive, Ed. Masson
Assessment methods and Criteria
Oral exam which will assess students' knowledge in terms of physiopatholgy, clinical presentation and diagnosis of Infectious Diseases of medical interest. A numerical score will be used for evaluation (pass score: 18/30) and communicated to the student at the end of the oral exam.
MED/17 - INFECTIOUS DISEASES - University credits: 5
Lessons: 60 hours